The Biden administration admitted this week that illegal border crossings are poised to exceed levels not witnessed in two decades as the White House scrambles to solve the escalating crisis in Texas, Arizona, New Mexico and other states.
“Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said Tuesday the U.S. is expected to reach the highest number of people apprehended at the U.S.-Mexico border in two decades,” reports NBC News.
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“We are on pace to encounter more individuals on the southwest border than we have in the last 20 years. We are expelling most single adults and families. We are not expelling unaccompanied children,” Mayorkas said
“Our goal is a safe, legal and orderly immigration system that is based on our bedrock priorities: to keep our borders secure, address the plight of children as the law requires, and enable families to be together,” he added.
Read the full report at NBC News.
As Migrants Flee To U.S. Border, Biden Official Says ‘Now Is Not The Time’
Biden promised many things on the campaign trail, not only to Americans but to foreign citizens trying to get into the country. Consistently pandering to progressive liberals and illegal immigrants, Biden and his colleagues have given hope to those who want to enter the United States anyway but legally. With Biden’s presidential win, hundreds of thousands of South American migrants have begun to make their way to the U.S. border.
Suddenly president-elect Biden and his people may have a slight understanding of the problem their rhetoric has caused. Specifically, a “migrant caravan moving from Honduras towards the U.S. border called on the incoming Biden administration to honor their ‘commitments’ to the migrants moving north, citing the incoming administration’s vow to ease Trump’s restrictions on asylum” reports Fox News.
On Sunday, “an unnamed Biden transition official said that migrants hoping to claim asylum in the U.S. during the first few weeks of the new administration ‘need to understand they’re not going to be able to come into the United States immediately” NBC News reported. The Biden official told NBC that while “there’s help on the way” now “is not the time to make the journey.”
“The situation at the border isn’t going to be transformed overnight,” said the official. “We have to provide a message that health and hope is on the way, but coming right now does not make sense for their own safety…while we put into a place processes that they may be able to access in the future” the official added.
Before even taking office, the administration is having to deal with the theoretical bed Biden has made when promising to reverse many of Trump’s border policies. “He has promised to end the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP), which keeps migrants in Mexico as they await their political asylum hearings” reports Fox News. Biden has also promised a pathway to legal citizenship and/or permanent residency for those already in the country illegally.
Migrant groups as well as migrant rights groups such as Pueblo Sin Fronteras are all expecting the Biden administration to give warm receptions to those hoping to cross the border.
BIDEN CAVES: President Backtracks on ‘Immigration Executive Orders’ After Flurry of Actions Draw Criticisms
President Joe Biden is reportedly “backing off” a series of Executive Orders on immigration after members of the media and some politicians fiercely criticized his use of “executive actions” during his first week in office.
“The White House is delaying the signing of a number of immigration-related executive orders that would rescind a number of Trump-era policies, Fox News has learned — just as a potential bipartisan immigration bill is beginning to take shape on the Hill,” reports Fox News.
“President Biden was expected to sign a number of immigration-related orders on Friday, including one that would establish a task force to reunify families separated at the border, and another to increase refugee admissions. Biden has previously said he wants to increase the annual refugee intake from 15,000 to 125,000,” adds Fox.